Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women appear to have an unusually strong immune response to the flu, according to a new study.

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure a healthy baby?

Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby

(HealthDay News) -- When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go.

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Births of multiple babies cost more and pose greater risks for complications and death than singleton births, researchers report.